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Perryton, Texas
City
Location of Perryton, Texas
Location of Perryton, Texas
Area
 • Total 4.5 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 • Land 4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 2,940 ft (896 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,802
 • Density 1,956/sq mi (765/km2)
ZIP code 79070
Area code(s) 806

Perryton is a city in Ochiltree County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,802 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ochiltree County.

Geography

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(36.391752, -100.806109). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.4 square miles (11 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.45%) is water.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Perryton has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps. It has significant similarities with the humid subtropical climate since rainfall is quite high for semi-arid summers. Summers are hot, but somewhat less intense than southerly Texas areas, whereas winter nights are so cold the coldest month almost falls below the 0 °C (32 °F) daily mean. This indicates heavy continental influence courtesy of its far inland position.

Climate data for Perryton
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29
(84)
28
(82)
33
(91)
36
(97)
41
(106)
45
(113)
45
(113)
43
(109)
42
(108)
37
(99)
31
(88)
29
(84)
45
(113)
Average high °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
10.9
(51.6)
15.9
(60.6)
20.9
(69.6)
25.6
(78.1)
30.6
(87.1)
33.6
(92.5)
32.7
(90.9)
28.4
(83.1)
21.7
(71.1)
15.1
(59.2)
8.6
(47.5)
21.1
(70)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
2.6
(36.7)
7.2
(45)
12.0
(53.6)
17.3
(63.1)
22.6
(72.7)
25.4
(77.7)
24.8
(76.6)
20.3
(68.5)
13.5
(56.3)
6.7
(44.1)
1.1
(34)
12.9
(55.2)
Average low °C (°F) -7.2
(19)
-5.6
(21.9)
-1.6
(29.1)
3.1
(37.6)
9.1
(48.4)
14.6
(58.3)
17.3
(63.1)
16.9
(62.4)
12.2
(54)
5.4
(41.7)
-1.7
(28.9)
-6.4
(20.5)
4.7
(40.5)
Record low °C (°F) -28
(-18)
-25
(-13)
-24
(-11)
-12
(10)
-6
(21)
3
(37)
8
(46)
5
(41)
0
(32)
-12
(10)
-16
(3)
-26
(-15)
-26
(-15)
Precipitation mm (inches) 12.7
(0.5)
15.2
(0.598)
45.7
(1.799)
45.7
(1.799)
76.2
(3)
83.8
(3.299)
78.7
(3.098)
66.0
(2.598)
48.3
(1.902)
45.7
(1.799)
22.9
(0.902)
20.3
(0.799)
561.3
(22.098)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,824
1940 2,325 −17.7%
1950 4,417 90.0%
1960 7,903 78.9%
1970 7,810 −1.2%
1980 7,991 2.3%
1990 7,607 −4.8%
2000 7,774 2.2%
2010 8,802 13.2%
Est. 2015 9,252 5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 7,774 people, 2,785 households and 2,113 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,753.2 per square mile (677.6/km²). There were 3,180 housing units at an average density of 717.2 per square mile (277.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.23% White, 0.15% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.10% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.13% of the population.

There were 2,785 households of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.22.

Age distribution was 31.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median household income was $37,363, and the median family income was $45,045. Males had a median income of $31,803 compared with $19,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,431. About 9.7% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

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